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Friday 22 March 2024, 18:00 - 20:00, Members only
Morley College, London
A rare chance to learn about Blake’s printing methods in a hands-on workshop with renowned Blake scholar and master printmaker, Michael Phillips.


Blake Printmaking Workshop with Michael Phillips

 Each participant will have the opportunity to ink and print a replica relief-etched copper plate of one of the Songs. All materials are included and your print will be yours to keep. (Michael normally sells these prints for over £75.)

Places are limited so this event is only for Members of the Blake Society. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For more than 30 years Michael Phillips has researched the materials and methods that William Blake used in producing his illuminated books. An archive of his research and experiments is now part of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress in association with the Blake Collection formed by Lessing J. Rosenwald.

He was curator of the acclaimed exhibition William Blake Apprentice & Master at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford in 2014-15, that included a full-scale reconstruction of Blake’s printmaking studio and star-wheel rolling press.

Michael taught at Oxford, University College London and Edinburgh University before joining the interdisciplinary Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York, where until 2004 he offered a post-graduate MA in English and History of Art entitled ‘William Blake and the Age of Revolution’ and where he is now an Emeritus Fellow. He now lectures and gives Blake printmaking demonstrations internationally.